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Can you paint a silver aluminum greenhouse - green?

Posted: 04/04/2013 at 00:04

Okay - thanks ( i think! ) for the replies. And thanks Nutcutlet...seems there is a paint afterall then. I will look out for motorbike can - although the only one i see so far is guarenteed or temp's up to ...well motorbike engine degree!! - when really its a freezing cold/wet climate paint would be more ideal.

Can you paint a silver aluminum greenhouse - green?

Posted: 03/04/2013 at 21:52

Would anyone know - is it possible I can paint my aluminum greenhouse. It is silver but I would like it painted green or indeed black.

I have looked about spray paints etc etc..advice mostly relates to cars though..primer / is the aluminum brushed or polished etc

So..does anyone know? I have yet to erect my greenhouse - so perfect timing to paint it.

Thoughts welcome

Securing a greenhouse structure..

Posted: 02/04/2013 at 19:50

Thanks for all the replies, Alan i will try do a search for that builders advice. I do think sticking it up on a breezeblock or sleeper does really benefit a greenhouse - in terms of height space once inside..just a shame you then have that step!


Thanks again for the speedy responces. Any ideas of where to purchase a greenhouse?? any reliable fav's on te' internet? please let me know. thanks


Securing a greenhouse structure..

Posted: 02/04/2013 at 07:37

Appologies if this is more a question than a problem..Greenhouses. Im finally! able to purchase one. Nothing fancy, 6 x 8 type - and having a small child plumping for safety glass.

Would anyone be able to tell me, some of these greenhouses come with a Base - what is that? aka..a separate layer? I'm asking because..i want to lay either sleepers or a few breeze blocks and then fix the greenhouse onto that. Basically to make it a little higher ( i always recall bumping my head on the slopes parts of my grandads! )


So - any thoughts welcome in ideal solution..a couple of house bricks / breezeblocks or a few sleepers to mount this structure on. Whichever - is it easy enough to fix the aluminium framework onto brick/wood? And if it comes with a base..can i still use it?


Anything i need to look out for when buying a greenhouse please let me know. And, any decent website - at the moment its Homebase/Argos with a few quid off..but basically..for a green aliuminum tough saftey glass 6ft x 8ft greenhouse..its about £480. I live in Northern is sometimes an issue but rarely.


Any advice apprecatied. Thanks

Creating height and also a screen - to keep prying neighbours at bay!

Posted: 19/03/2013 at 20:24

I think I may have to plum for trying bamboo seeds - cheapest option. Been looking around at if its a viable option and that they will actually grow. Thoughts more than welcome. Easy enough to germinate...or it better to spend the £25 + on a plant?

Creating height and also a screen - to keep prying neighbours at bay!

Posted: 19/03/2013 at 20:14

Rosa, Granma - thank you for your replies..have jotted down the names given and will now turn Columbo.

To save creating a whole new thread - I am looking for bamboo..i have tried various outlets ( cheaper plant centres ) and apart from one kindly fellow offering to dig up some of his bamboo i have been unsuccessful in find some.

The plant stores charge the earth - literally!  I noted in Asda of all places, small bamboo for £10..i wished id of bought them last year! The type i dont know..but black bamboo does appear nice.

Looking on Amazon etc expensive stuff. Anyone recommend a decent, reliable planting website where i can perhaps purchase bamboo amongst others at a reasonable price? What internet site do you use?

Weeping willow..well something similar.

Posted: 19/03/2013 at 12:44

Thank you all for your quick replies, I will look into the Laburnam.

Budget most people..happy to spend what i need to..but refuse to head to the overpriced gardencentres ( they are for looking..the dingy workhouses on the country roads where the sellers give you a few pennies off is where i shop ).

Realise its a waiting game with em' small and cheapish and ..well..wait a few years!  My soil - Dovefromabove - is in part clay..horrible..tough..clay...i would like to plant a tree there..happy to dig a good hole etc etc but have raised beds and rest of garden seems better quality.

Not a weeping willow - but something like that..perhaps that Acer look? - ideally..for a front garden..evergreen though.

Thanks again for repling.


Posted: 19/03/2013 at 12:40

Thank you Nigel for the speedy reply. I will add the name to my, although not evergreen, it appears the right height for what i have in mind.

You clearly know your gardens..any evergreen tree/plant ( which will grow 6 -10ft perhaps ) adding more privacy than anything else to my garden?

Creating height and also a screen - to keep prying neighbours at bay!

Posted: 19/03/2013 at 12:38

Thank you all for your prompt and kind replies. I will scour te' internet in regards to some of those names mentioned although it does appear Bamboo is the way to go at least for the screening I was after. Not sure of dimentions off hand however, the 'escaping' bit aware of and intended to create a boxed raised bed..sitting on a slab base..its a large/wide box so hopefully will do the job.

Any other thoughts on a small(ish) tree to add height and colour. Is the Liquidamber any good?

And apple/pear trees..worth a punt? leaves last long enough kindof thing?

Thanks again for the replies

Weeping willow..well something similar.

Posted: 18/03/2013 at 23:15

In for a penny.. intresting site, some fablous photos..

Weeping willow type plants/trees...if only i knew the names - and yes I have been looking on youtube among others to spot the plants im after.

Essentially, for the front garden ideally ( morning - midday sun ), Im after a ..8ft..10ft tree perhaps..but the kind that is more like a overhanging type..creating a nice look/structure..shadow..something that would look well in the centre of my smallish front garden ( which already has 2 very large trees either side ).

Any my mind it looks like a weeping willow..but then..all spindly..branches..twisted something a little different to that. Ideally evergreen too?

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